The United Kingdom's new Prime Minister, Liz Truss, has shared a few words in the wake of Queen Elizabeth's death.
"We are all devastated by the news we have just heard from Balmoral. The death of Her Majesty the Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world," she stated. "Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built. Our country has grown and flourished under her reign. Britain is the great country it is today because of her."
Truss then touched on her recent meeting with the late matriarch, noting, "Earlier this week, at 96, she remained determined to carry out her duties as she appointed me as her 15th Prime Minister."SEE PRINCESS CHARLOTTE BECOME THE STAR OF THE SHOW AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES — THE ADORABLE PHOTOSThe pair was supposed to get together again for a Privy Council meeting, but the Queen canceled after doctors advised her to rest.
The politician wrapped up her note by making mention of the Queen's successor, her son, Charles.
"Today the Crown passes—as it is has done for more than a thousand years — to our new monarch, our new head of state: His Majesty King Charles III. With the King’s family, we mourn the loss of his mother," she concluded. "And as we mourn, we must come together as a people to support him. To help him bear the awesome responsibility that he now carries for us all. We offer him our loyalty and devotion just as his mother devoted so much to so many for so long. "